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Nintendo Voice Chat podcast summary

Posted on May 5, 2008 by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News, Wii

Protothea
– From Ubisoft (2005 remake), another shooter
– Launch title – 1000 points
– WiiWare could end up with a lot of shooters
– Needs to be faster, more enemies

Castle of Shikigami III

– Great according to Daemon
– Vertical shooter

Boom Blox

– Fun, also good for kids
– A bit overpriced
– Good party game
– Currently embargoed, review tomorrow

– Upcoming events at Sega, Ubisoft, Konami – news out of those events probable
– IGN will have 1 exclusive, Friday – Craig: “Pretty big,” unannounced – Wii & DS game, based off distinct property – video, screenshots

Bionic Games
– There’s a rumor that they’ll be making a game published by Capcom, Capcom won’t comment
– Game the company is making seems more ambitious than other games
– Sci-Fi action-adventure
– Original game

– Retro hiring for positions they lost
– Have a big title down the road most likely

Storage on Wii
– Iwata slightly acknowledged the problem on Wii with storage
– At least “half-recognizing” the problem
– Maybe hear more at E3

3 most anticipated games on Wii, 360, DS, PS3
Matt: Wii – Wii Fit, Pikmin 3, Kid Icarus, 360: Resident Evil 5, Dead Space, Prince of Persia, Too Human, Street Fighter, DS: Guitar Hero, Trauma Center, Moon, PS3: LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2, Wipeout HD
Craig: Wii – Wii Fit, Animal Crossing, World of Goo, Multi: Ghostbusters, Ninja Gaiden 2, DS: Guitar Hero, Space Invaders Extreme, Bangai-O Bozon: Wii – Animales de Muerte, Kid Icarus, Animal Crossing, Tails of Symp., 360: Left for Dead, Street Fighter IV, Ninja Gaiden 2, RE5, DS: Super Dodgeball Brawlers, Guitar Hero, Trauma Center, PS3: Grid, LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout HD
Daemon: Wii – Wii Fit, Blast Works, Strongbad, Lost Winds, World of Goo, 360 – Bionic Commando (both versions), Fallout 3

– Still need to know about upcoming Wii software
– Craig, Matt think that E3 may end this year (companies dropping out, only 1 hall, etc.)

Iron Man (DS)
– Kinda cool, gameplay happens outside of screen
– Enemies attack off-screen, annoying
– Now super-awesome, but fun

– Lego Indiana, Line Rider, Friday announcement this week (DS/Wii coverage)

Reader mail
– WiiWare Tetris title is coming to WiiWare, online
– Etrian Odyssey 2 feels a lot like the first game, a few new things, holds it own
– FF:Tactics looked like an upgraded version of GBA – not a bad thing
– Tecmo Bowl Kickoff – apparently coming to Wii, haven’t officially announced it though
– Boom Blox is fun in single-player as well as multi-player – doesn’t have “blow-me-away” factor, but still a ton of fun
– Platinum Games (ex Clover Studios) hasn’t said what they’re up to
– Earthbound VC game will probably hit the Wii Shop Channel, but not right away – if it comes out, people need to buy it or more games like this won’t come out
– Factor 5 is not making Pilotwings for Wii – Factor 5 did say they’re be interested in making a flying game
– Donkey Kong Country has a better soundtrack than Megaman X
– Okami better than Mario Kart Wii, No More Heroes (Matt), Craig: No More Heroes is better
– Boom Blox is recommended to non-classic puzzle fans
– WiiWare limit: 43 megabyes, no way to get past that limit yet
– Iron Man Wii review coming out Tuesday
– Nintendo not producing more Wii units because they can’t product them fast enough
– Another game from a developer who couldn’t find a publisher (dark game) will hopefully be unveiled/talked about later this week

– IGN hasn’t seen the Bionic Studio game
– Konami’s projects on Wii will most likely be shown next week
– Blast Works (hopefully) will be great; Should be easy to use, not convoluted – can create all types of content – shooter aspects generic, but creation is great
– Second takes for reviews are added when the review feels like it (sometimes if people disagree, want to elaborate on some points)
– Launch feature on WiiWare is planned on IGN
– Not sure what Monster Games is doing
– Next Metroid game: Nintendo should take it back and do it themselves if not Retro again
– GTA4 – technically amazing, still has some issues like previous iterations
– We Love Golf on the shelves because of other games, Matt is still optimistic – not as excited about it (Matt)
– Scarface is a good GTA alternative on Wii

– More on Moon for DS coming – looking good
– More developers on podcast in coming weeks

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